Azita Hamedani MD, MPH, MBA

Associate Professor
The Distinguished Wisconsin Endowed Chair of Emergency Medicine
Yale University
Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern)
Med School: 
Yale University
Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency - Emergency Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital




Azita Hamedani MD, MPH, MBA is currently Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health.  Her current interests include patient flow, quality management, physician-hospital integration, as well as health care finance reform.  Prior to returning to her home state, she was on faculty at Harvard Medical School and completed a hospital administrative fellowship (focus on quality management) at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Dr. Hamedani completed her residency/chief residency in the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency program at Brigham & Women and Massachusetts General Hospital and is a graduate of Yale College and Yale School of Medicine & Public Health.


Broder JS, Hamedani AG, Liu SW, Emerman CL.  Emergency Department Contrast Practices for Abdominal/Pelvic CT – a National Survey and Comparison with the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria.  2012.  J Emerg Med.  (accepted for publication).

Cesarz JL, Steffenhagen AL, Svenson J, Hamedani AG. Emergency department discharge prescription interventions by emergency medicine pharmacists.  2012.  Annals of Emergency Medicine May 24. (PMID: 22633338)

Walsh, K, Krall LS, Ross JC, Hamedani AG. A 9-year-old boy with exertional syncope.  Journal of Emergency Medicine.  2012:  1-6 (PMID:  22445680)

Schuur JD, Brown MD, Cheung D, Graff L, Griffey RT, Hamedani AG, Kelly JJ, Klauer K, Phelan M, Sierzenski PR, Raja AS.  Assessment of Medicare’s imaging efficiency measure for emergency department patients with atraumatic headache.  Annals of Emergency Medicine.  2012:  (PMID: 22364867)

Liu S, Chang Y, Weissman JS, Griffey R, Thomas J, Nergui S, Hamedani AG, Camargo CA, Singer S.  An empirical assessment of boarding and quality of care in the emergency department: delays in care in chest pain, pneumonia, and cellulitis patients.  Academic Emergency Medicine.  2011; 18(12): 1339-1348 (PMID:  21692902).

Kelly JJ, Thaner E, Broida R, Cheung D, Meisl H, Hamedani AG, Klauer K, Welch SJ, Beach C.  Emergency Medicine Quality & Safety Curriculum.  Academic Emergency Medicine.  2010.  17: e110-e129. (PMID: 21199092)

Liu SW, Thomas SH, Gordan JA, Hamedani AG, Weissman JG. A pilot study examining undesirable events among emergency department-boarded patients awaiting inpatient beds. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2009; Sep; 54(3):381-5

Hazin R, Abuzetun J, Khatri K. Derm diagnoses you can’t afford to miss. Journal of Family Practice. 2009; Jun; 58(6): 298-306 (special acknowledgement).

Hamedani AG. Diffuse Axonal-Injury In: Shah K, Egan D, Quaas J, eds. Essential Emergency Trauma. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, Wilkens (pending publication).

Hamedani AG, Wears RL. Anyone, anything, anytime… all of the time. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2009; Jun; 53(6):72406 (invited commentary)

Hamedani AG, Mort E. “Quality in Emergency Medicine,” Chapter 206, Emergency Medicine, James Adams (Executive Editor), Jamie Colings, Mike Gisondi, Eric Nadel, Erik Barton, Peter Deblieux (Editors). Saunders Elsevier. 2008.

Vanderweil SG, Pelletier AJ, Hamedani AG, Gonzalez R, Metlay JP, Camargo CA. Declining antibiotic use in patients with upper respiratory tract infections in US Emergency Departments: 1993-2004. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2007; Apr; 14(4): 366-369.

Gordon SE, Fernandopulle R, Frasca L, Aaron S, Hartman BJ, Hamedani A, Hill-Popper, M (edtrs). Footsteps: profiles of forty remarkable health care leaders. The Harvard Interfaculty Program for Health Systems Improvement. Hollis, NH: Puritan Press, Inc; 2004.

Hamedani AG, Bohan JS. In Concert: The LLSA Literature Review – Major radiation exposure – what to expect and how to respond. Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine. 2003; 18(3): 8

Hamedani AG, Brown DFM, Nadel ES. Headache and visual changes. Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2003; 25(1): 83-87.

Hamedani AG, Lai ML, Noble VE, Shah K (Authors). Walls RW, Zane ED (Editors). Pocket Emergency Medicine Handbook. 1st edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins; 2001.

Hamedani AG, Wells CK, Cicchetti DV, Brass LM, Kernan WN, Viscoli CM, Maraire JN, Awad IA, Horwitz RI. QUALE: a quality-of-life instrument for young hemorrhagic stroke patients. Stroke. 2001; 32: 687-695.

Hamedani AG, Wells CK, Cicchetti DV, Brass LM, Kernan WN, Viscoli CM, Maraire JN, Awad IA, Horwitz RI. QUALE: a quality-of-life measure for hemorrhagic stroke. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 1999; 14(2): 36 (abstract).

Fitzgerald LW, Oritz J, Hamedani AG, Nestler EJ. Drugs of abuse and stress increase the expression of GluR1 and NMDAR1 glutamate receptor subunits in the rat ventral tegmental area: common adaptations among cross-sensitizing agents. Journal of Neuroscience. 1996; 16(1): 274-282.